Giant panda gives birth to giant cub: Pictures included (so cute!)

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  1. PrayersForMaura

    PrayersForMaura Help Find Maura Murray

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    Hi all! I didn't see this posted anywhere and after doing a search on the topic, I thought there must not be a thread on this yet. Sorry if I am wrong!

    You have to see this slide show.... lots of panda pictures.
    http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/events/sc/071805pandabears/im:/060808/photos_ts/2006_08_08t024447_450x401_us_china_panda;_ylt=AjfVRRu3aLYHLsZO1I0ullrmWMcF;_ylu=X3oDMTA5bGcyMWMzBHNlYwNzc25hdg--

    Don't be mistaken, though. when you look at the picture, there appears to be two little eyes and a nose, but after looking more closely -- and I think this is correct -- you're just looking at it's mouth and two nostrils. :)
    Maybe you will see it right the first time and I am just a dork!!

    The story is here:
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/china_panda_dc


    I just love animals :)
     
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  3. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    Well now that is just precious!
     
  4. curious1

    curious1 So broccoli, mother says your good for me,well I'm

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    Aren't they just precious. A little bit of life affirmation after that poor penguin story. The circle of life.
     
  5. Becba

    Becba Former Member

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    In picture #5 it looks like she is using her cub for dental floss!:eek:

    Hope she doesn't bite down too hard. lol
     
  6. PaperDoll

    PaperDoll When I'm Silent, I make the most sense

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    How CUTE :p I love pandas...
     
  7. Amraann

    Amraann Former Member

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    I think its nose and mouth and his little eyes are still closed :)


    TOO cute :)
     
  8. ember

    ember ~*~ Tree hugging dirt worshipper ~*~

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    Aren't they dolls! They have such soulful eyes....

    AND this time, I second what Curious said!
     
  9. KrisNine

    KrisNine New Member

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    I'm just jumping on the panda love train. They are truly a passion of mine. I LOVE them to pieces. I'm currently obsessed with Tai Shan and Su Lin, the two cubs that we have in the US. :crazy: I know, I'm a little crazy.
     
  10. nanandjim

    nanandjim Former Member

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    Sorry, I think that they are ugly at this point! Of course, they will be a little cuter in the months to come!!
     
  11. narlacat

    narlacat Former Member

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    Awww how anyone could think that was ugly .....it was absolutely too cute for words!!
    I had no idea how small they are when they are born!
    Thanks PFM :)
     
  12. lostfaith

    lostfaith Lost my mind too!

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    Narlacat...That is what surprised me also, they are soooo tiny! I never imagined a bear that big having such tiny babies. Labor must be pretty easy!
     
  13. KrisNine

    KrisNine New Member

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    There is an excellent show on Animal Planet called "A Panda is Born". It chronicles the pregnancy and birth of the National Zoo's panda couple Mei Xiang and Tian Tian's cub Tai Shan. He's so small, he just pops out of her and literally hits a wall. The mom, Mei Xiang, is quite surprised to see him and since it's her first cub, she's a little unsure of what to do.
     
  14. lostfaith

    lostfaith Lost my mind too!

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    I'd love to see that, sounds very interesting. Why cant all births be so easy?
     
  15. narlacat

    narlacat Former Member

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    They can, just have a caesarian!
    I didn't feel a thing lol.

    KrisNine
    Not sure if we get Animal Planet, but will look out for it.
    I hope Mum Mei Xiang works out what to do with bubby :)
     
  16. KrisNine

    KrisNine New Member

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    Narlacat, Mei Xiang has done a wonderful job. Her baby boy, Tai Shan, turned 1 year old on July 9. He now weighs in at a healthy 62 pounds :) Take a look...
    http://www.hankinslawrenceimages.com/pandacub/taishan3.htm
     
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    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    That is so cute:)

    I was fortunate enough to go and see a real live little baby panda at the San Diego Zoo once, she was such a cute little roly poly black and white ball.
     
  19. libraryg

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    Krisnine, thanks so much for the link to those pics of Tai and family...I am a fellow pandaholic thanks in large part to Casshew (hi Cassie!~) posting a pic and link to an adorable 10 month old Tai Shan. Then I found the panda cams at the National Zoo and San Diego, and became a hardcore pandaholic. I would love to hear anyone's stories of seeing pandas in person, as I have not yet had the honour. Birdie, was it recently when you saw the San Diego girl cub, or maybe a few years back? Sounds like if it was within the past few months, it was sweet Su Lin. If it was a few years back, it must have been the very first panda cub to survive in the US, Hua Mei! Both she and her half sister Su Lin are born from the same wonderful mom, Bai Yun. She also is mom to a terrific 3 year old son, Mei Sheng. Learning about and watching pandas has greatly enriched my life! These are truly magical bears.....
     
  20. narlacat

    narlacat Former Member

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    Thanks KrisNine!
    He is beautiful :)
    Mum did well.

    Pandaholic, that's funny library!
    They are just gorgeous :)
     
  21. KrisNine

    KrisNine New Member

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    Libraryg - I've been lucky enough to see two of the US panda families in person (or in panda). I live close to San Diego, so I get to see Su Lin and her family often. Also, I grew up in the MD/DC area, so when I get home to visit family, I get to visit the NZ panda family too :) I have about 1000 pictures of my own. Check your pm. I guess I'm a pandaholic too :)
     

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